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Resting a steak


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Resting a steak

YosemiteSam | | Jun 2, 2010 06:54 PM

This is a somewhat basic question, but I've always wondered and this seemed a good place to ask.

I know to rest a steak for 5-10 minutes once it's pulled off the grill to allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat. However, that of course causes the meat to cool. I tent the platter with foil to try and retain some heat, but we usually wind up eating our steaks warm, not hot.

Are steaks SUPPOSED to be eaten warm instead of hot? Is it ok that I'm using the foil or does that continue the cooking process? Should I be heating the steaks in an oven or under a broiler for a few minutes after resting to bring the temperature back up?

Please let me know what you do.


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